Posts Tagged ‘memorycard’

SanDisk Announces Huge Capacity 128GB microSD Card

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Yesterday, SanDisk unveiled the newest addition to its Secure Digital memory card lineup: a 128GB microSDXC card that effectively doubles the storage capabilities of the current generation of cards.

And while the practicality of that much storage on a microSD card isn’t overly exciting for most photographers, there are certainly some scenarios where this will be beneficial. Read more…

Lexar Announces Its Own CFast 2.0 Card, Claims ‘World’s Fastest Memory Card’ Title

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One of the cool, though not all that useful, announcements to come out of CES yesterday night was of Lexar’s new “world’s fastest memory card.” The announcement is cool because, well, it’s the world’s fastest memory card. It’s not useful (at least not yet) because chances are very good you don’t own a camera that can take advantage of it. Read more…

SanDisk’s New CFast 2.0 Card Clocks in as the World’s Fastest Memory Card

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SanDisk made it clear last September that it would not be pursuing the XQD memory card format, but instead would focus its energies on CFast 2.0, the then newly-announced high-speed CompactFlash spec.

Almost a year later, SanDisk has finally debuted the fruits of that decision: a card that is both the world’s first CFast 2.0 card, and the world’s fastest memory card of any kind. Read more…

Walter SD Card Holder: Store Your Digital Photos in This Miniature Leica M

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Custom gear maker Walter Pretorius of Walter Leica has come out with a new product for photographers who want a safe and fun way to carry additional memory cards. It’s the Walter SD Card Holder, a tiny Leica M look-alike that has memory card slots of its own.
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Toshiba Announces New SD Card Series, Boasts ‘World’s Fastest’ Write Speeds

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There hasn’t been a lot to report vis-à-vis of memory cards lately. With the exception of the occasional limited time price drop and creative idea (like the partitioned “Wise” CF Card from Amulet with its instant backup capabilities) the last few months have been somewhat silent.

Enter Toshiba and its new Exceria Pro series of SDHC cards that will offer “the world’s fastest data write speeds,” and we again have something to get excited about in the world of storage. Read more…

Secretly Carry Your Photographs in These Spy Coins Created from Real Currency

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Need a way to covertly transport your memory card loaded with digital photos from one place to another? You should look into using spy coins.

Covert Coins are a series of coins that have been precision hand-machined from actual coins and can be opened up to reveal a secret compartment.
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Justin Bieber Takes Photog’s Camera and Memory Card — Subsequently Gets Sued

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In a surprising, yet not so surprising bit of news, pop teen sensation Justin Bieber and one of his bodyguards have been sued by a photographer following a brouhaha that took place outside “The Hit Factory” in Miami last week. Read more…

GoPro Hero3 Frying Pricey 64GB microSD Cards, Some Users Report

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A number of users over in the GoPro forums and beyond are reporting a serious problem with the GoPro Hero3. Namely, those who have been putting up the money to buy 64GB microSD cards (the largest the Hero3 will take) are finding that the GoPro is actually frying the cards after only a few days of use. Read more…

Blast from the Past: A 512MB SD Memory Card for Just $150

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Last week we featured some Sears catalog ads for camera kits from back in 1900, and shared how complete camera kits were selling for just $15.35. Now fast forward a century to the 2000s, when this advertisement appeared 9 years ago. You could buy a “massive” 256 metabyte SD card or a 512MB CF card for your camera for just $100 and $150 (respectively)! For about $100 these days, you can buy a 128 gigabyte SD card.

256GB SD cards cost a hefty $700 these days, but in another 9 years, we’ll almost certainly be poking fun at that price tag as well.


Image credit: Photograph by gfraser and used with permission

New ezShare Wi-Fi SD Cards Offer On/Off Switch to Minimize Power Drain

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You’ve got plenty of options when selecting a wireless memory card, but one thing is fairly universal across the board: they drain way more battery than their non-wireless brethren. Some cameras have menu options that will allow you to control your Wi-Fi cards, but if yours doesn’t, Chinese software company LZeal has you covered. Read more…